Inspiring Teens Magazine - ITMGZ.com
Summer 2016 Issue
Article by Casey Kwiatanowski
Hatboro Horsham High School
Advice to Underclassmen
By: Casey Kwiatanowski
I never thought that I would be the one writing advice to underclassmen, it just felt like I would never be a senior. Looking back, of course there are things that I would like change about my high school career. However there are just some that I would love to go back and relive. With that being said, here is my advice to you.
Try everything that you think you might like, if you end up not liking it, it’s okay at least you tried.
No matter how easy you think freshman year is DON’T slack on your grades, it will only hurt you later down the road.
Take the SAT practice test seriously, it’s only there to help you when the real SAT date comes
DON’T give into peer pressure, if you think it’s a bad idea don’t do it.
It’s not too early to start looking at where you want to go to college.
Yes, this year is the most important year of your high school career.
This years grades are the greades that most colleges will see. Maybe even your first semester senior year grades too.
Take both the SAT and ACT, most schools will accept both
Start looking at colleges/going on college visits the summer going into senior year
Start to think about college essays, don’t want until the last minute. Make it extra good and have multiple teachers edit it for you.
Don’t slack off now, you’re almost done
Don’t let others get the best of you
Make use of your summer vacation
Go on internships
Volunteer your time
ALWAYS push yourself
Of course all of this advice is school related, but always remember to have fun! Everyone says that your high school days are the best times of your life and trust me they are. Also, everyone will tell you that your high school career will fly by, yes they are correct. I remember my first day of freshmen year, walking into high school for the first time and now here I am about to graduate in four months…time flies! Enjoy every moment!!